I don’t know about you, but some days just seem like an endless struggle. Whether it is outside forces or just my brain on overdrive, at times the suffering can seem unbearable. Heartache comes to mind as the most unbearable of sufferings. Imagine the Lord’s heartache when He watched His Son suffer on the cross.
There are days I do not think I will make it through, and yet, somehow I do. I remember the old adage of “tie a knot and hang on.” I usually pray through these days, but sometimes I struggle to even process enough to stop and pray. However, there are a few things that I have found help me to get through these times:
I recall what it was like in my active addiction, and how I have been freed from the living hell that it was. I have learned how to stop from jumping into panics, slow down and logically think through things. When it isn’t necessarily something to think through, I try to remember to turn to God. “This is only temporary, this too shall pass.”
Romans 8 seems to sum it up best: “I am sure what we are suffering now cannot compare with the glory that will be shown to us.”
Remembering what Christ has done for us, that we are not alone in our suffering, regardless of how we feel, and that we will not be living in that place forever… these are the things I have to keep my focus on. When my eyes are on Christ, everything else somehow just seems less significant and not quite as blinding.
I pray that you find the same relief as I have from our common daily struggles and suffering of this life.